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Secondary Education: Mathematics


The Mathematics concentration provides the coursework and field experience for students to be licensed to teach and develop mathematics curricula in Illinois high schools, grades 9-12.

Students in this concentration will:

  • Apply research to teaching mathematics
  • Leverage knowledge and experiences to build robust mathematics curricula
  • Explore policy issues that affect the teaching of mathematics
  • Learn practice-based approaches, including community-based engagement

Who should apply

Undergraduate students who want to:

  • Refine and improve their ability to teach mathematics
  • Explore issues of equity and social justice in mathematics education
  • Work as a high school teacher, specialist, curriculum developer, or researcher

Programs Offered

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has determined that our curriculum meets the educational requirements for licensure or certification in the state of Illinois. We are unable to determine if the curriculum meets the educational requirements for any of the remaining U.S. states and jurisdictions. Please go to the University's State Authorization Licensing and Complaint Information to find your state’s requirements, resources and contact information.
You are encouraged to contact the appropriate licensing agency for your location or wherever you desire to be licensed or certified to seek information and additional guidance. Please be aware that there may be licensure or certification requirements in addition to an academic program’s curriculum.
Note: This disclosure is being made in compliance with federal regulation 34 CFR 668.43 and the State Authorization and Reciprocity Agreements Manual.

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